Results for Best Rivalry 2013

A
Total Votes: 19
Barstow
Barstow, Calif.
VS
Victor Valley
Victorville, Calif.

The Axe Game began in 1932. Barstow and Victor Valley used to play for a fireman's axe, which was painted the winning school's colors. The original fireman's axe was stolen from Barstow's trophy case in the 1950s.

B
Total Votes: 18
Garfield
Los Angeles, Calif.
VS
Roosevelt
Los Angeles, Calif.

One of the longest standing rivalries west of the Mississippi, Garfield and Roosevelt have met every year since 1925. The game has been known as the East L.A. Classic since 1972 and regularly draws a crowd of at least 20,000.

C
Total Votes: 17
Lincoln
San Jose, Calif.
VS
San Jose Academy
San Jose, Calif.

These San Jose rivals have met on Thanksgiving Day since 1945. The schools compete for a cow femur mounted on a wooden block, which gives the contest its iconic name - The Big Bone Game.

D
Total Votes: 118
Mater Dei
Santa Ana, Calif.
VS
Servite
Anaheim, Calif.

Often called the Holy War of Orange County, this game matches the two oldest Catholic schools in the county. Mater Dei holds a 36-15-2 lead in the series which started in 1961. It often draws huge crowds, particularly when it is held at Ana...

E
Total Votes: 51
Sacred Heart Cathedral
San Francisco, Calif.
VS
St. Ignatius
San Francisco, Calif.

Called the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. Since it started in 1892, St. Ignatius has built up a 52-24 advantage. Beginning in 1947, it was called the Bruce Mahoney Game in honor of one player from each school who had died during Wo...

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